Food & Wine

  • tomato soup

    Creamy Golden Tomato & Kale Soup

    BY:Josh and Brent

    We grow dozens of varieties of heirloom tomatoes here at the farm. Not only do we enjoy their many different flavors, but we also take advantage of their different hues when it comes time for canning and preserving. For our jarred tomatoes, we separate our harvest into four categories: red/purple, orange/yellow, green & white. This […]

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    Simple Kale Salad

    BY:Josh and Brent

        It’s no surprise that kale is one of our favorites.  A green hearty enough to last a mild winter is welcome roughage in a season dominated by starches and proteins. On a recent visit to the farm, a friend whipped us this easy salad, and we fell in love (with both the salad […]

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    The Perfect Clarity

    BY:Eben Klemm

      I’m not a huge fan of most flavored vodkas, but I will admit a soft spot for pear vodka, which manages to capture a ripe crispness that actual pears so often do not.  This saketini variant is great for the winter because it preserves the simplicity of the drink’s idea  with just a little […]

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  • The Victorian Kitchen

    The Victorian Kitchen TV Series

    BY:Josh Kilmer-Purcell

      Since so many of you enjoyed viewing our compilation of the 1988 BBC series “The Victorian Kitchen Garden,” we thought we’d put together a page for the sequel series, “The Victorian Kitchen.” In this eight part series, we meet a cook named Ruth Mott, who, in her youth, was a kitchen maid in a […]

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  • bavariancream

    Bavarian Cream with Strawberry Coulis

    BY:Josh and Brent

    We love classic desserts. They’re too often overlooked for the dessert-fad-of-the-moment. But really…isn’t it a little more impressive to serve a Bavarian Cream dessert at your next dinner party than a sprinkle cupcake lollipop? Bavarian Creams are usually a chilled, molded dessert. They’re probably best defined by their unique creamy-but-firm texture, which comes from a […]

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  • meringeroulade

    Hazelnut Meringue Roulade with Honey Sour Cream & Raspberry Coulis

    BY:Josh and Brent

      Meringues, like their distant cousin the marshmallow, are something you either love or you happily pass by on your way to more substantial desserts. There are various forms of meringues, but the most popular is probably the french meringue, which is simply vigorously whipped egg whites and sugar that is slowly baked in low […]

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    The Commedia

    BY:Eben Klemm

    It’s January.  Your energy to entertain is probably ebbing, as well as your capacity for strong or rich drinks.  Here’s a simple drink which recognizes that wintertime is the time to consume as much esoteric citrus as possible.  The combination of herbs, spices and citrus rind that compose Averna, a digestivo liqueur from Sicily, serves […]

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    Taking Stock

    BY:204 Main

    At 204 Main Bar & Bistro we aim to keep the food fresh, simple and honest. Simple, though, doesn’t always mean quick. That’s why I begin each day at the restaurant, as I’m beginning this blog, by making chicken stock. Calling it a recipe is a bit of a stretch. I cover chicken parts with […]

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    All Tea-ed Up

    BY:Josh and Brent

    Brent grew up drinking well-sweetened tea, brewed over hours in the hot Southern sun.  Josh spent a few of his college years brewing tea in a coffee shop (a long, long time before anyone knew what a barista was).  On a recent trip to Madison, Wisconsin, we had the pleasure of meeting another small business […]

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    Christmas Pudding

    BY:Roger Swayze

    The Christmas Pudding that Fizzled   I have always enjoyed the stories written by Charles Dickens.  Over the years he has inspired me to love anything that is “Olde English” especially things that pertain to the holidays.  A few years ago I spotted a tinned pudding mold while I was pre-holiday shopping at a Williams-Sonoma […]

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